Friday, March 23, 2012

Godly Women's Magazine Alternative

I have told you before how modern women's magazines make me mad. I'm all for free speech, but just because they can publish it doesn't mean I have to read it. So, I usually don't. That is a personal choice, of course. You are welcome to do what you want. However, I want to show you that there are other options out there.

Fellow homeschoolers will remember TEACH magazine dreamed up by Lorrie Flem. This is one subscription I always wanted,  but I never got around to signing up. Then, I quit hearing about it. After spending time feeling guilty that I hadn't subscribed and therefore the magazine had folded, (yes, I have moments of thinking of myself as more important than I am!) I discovered that they had merely changed its name.

The new and improved magazine is no longer just for homeschooling moms but for all women. It is now called Eternal Encouragement.

When I received my copy, I was encouraged. All photos were pictures of real, non-airbrushed women in modest clothing. However, the best part was the articles. They actually have something to say and are certainly a dose of encouragement!

The format is a full-color, glossy magazine. No stapled together computer paper....this magazine is professionally done. :-) I also love the fact that it is a book size instead of the 8 1/2 x 11 of most magazines. That means I can stick it in my purse to read when I'm out waiting somewhere.

Of course, they also have a digital subscription for those that prefer to read magazines on their computer or mobile device. I'm not quite there yet. Every subscription also receives access to the EE Etc. web magazine that is published 8 times a year. It has the same type of articles, just extra for those who can't get enough of Eternal Encouragement magazine and want more.

That's Lorrie with a copy of Eternal Encouragement!
As a Gabby Mom, I want to encourage you to subscribe. Your dollars will go to a valid, growing ministry rather than a dubious group of advertisers. You will close the back cover feeling motivated to live closer to God rather than inadequate because you don't have the right clothes or body shape.

And, you won't have to worry about your boys getting a glimpse of the cover, if you know what I mean!

Disclaimer: I received a free copy of the magazine for review purposes (after I had already purchased my own!) and will receive no other compensation either for my review or for any subscriptions as a result of my review.


  1. This sounds like a wonderful publication. I am going to look into it! Thanks for the recommendation. Many blessings, Lisa

  2. Great points comparing secular magazines to EE nice job

  3. Girl, you took the words right out of my forgetful pregnant brain. Love your review!

  4. I so dislike the magazines in the checkout aisle.
    I'd love to see EE up on that shelf! :)

  5. I agree EE should be on the shelf :-) It's a wonderful magazine!

  6. I like your comparison of other magazines to EE. Definitely, EE fulfills a need for women and young girls who want to be godly in their ways.